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Old Classmate?
Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking...surely I cannot look that old?  You may enjoy this short story, which could be true....

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 50 years ago.
 
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended LHS
.  "Yes," he replied.  "When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1954. Why?"  "You were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"

Courtesy of Nancy Abbott Loveless

REMEMBER WHEN!
By Missy Parrish Stark*

Remember when we walked the halls,
Rushing to our next class;
Or the times we just gathered on the lawn,
Just to talk and sit on the grass!

Or how about the Friday nights,
And all those football games;
When we were so full of hope,
Our visions full of fortunes and fames!

Remember how proud we stood,
On graduation day;
And the sorrow that we felt,
As we went our separate way!

It's hard to believe how much we've changed,
In the fifty-five years that have passed;
But the friendships that we built back then,
Today, they still hold fast.

(*Written by the daughter of Percy Parrish
and dedicated to the Lubbock High School class of 1954.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Since 1891, there has been a Lubbock High. As we walk down these halls everyday, it is important to know of the rich history behind the school.

In the Early history of Lubbock county, when the town-sites of old Lubbock and Monterey were still rivals, there was no established school.

In 1891, the two rival towns merged, and the first Lubbock school became a reality. The school announcement offered, "Schooling for all who could reach it by pony, wagon, buggy or on foot." Enrollment in the new school grew to 360 students in 1909, and the three-room building was badly overcrowded. In March 1909 the need for a new school became even more pressing. Fire destroyed the building. The boys who began the fire hoped to end school in Lubbock permanently, but were successful only in postponing it until the fall. A group of five were the first to graduate from Lubbock High when it first became an accredited high school

In 1922, although the school mascot was a Westerner, the football team was named "The Pirates." In order for an out-of-town team to come to Lubbock, the school had to agree to pay for transportation, a private meal, and first class accommodations.

1929, enrollment approached 500 and the overcrowding was so serious that the high school was threatened with the loss of accreditation.

In the fall, plans began for the construction of a new high school, which took three years to complete. During that time, it was necessary for many of the grades to go half day. The headlines of the Westerner World on April 1,1931, read, "Lubbock High School students to move desks." The story read, "On account of a delay in getting the furniture from the old one will be moved by the students. Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, each pupil will carry his desk or chair and four students will be assigned to move each teacher's desk." This story continues today even though it was an April Fool's story.

 

 

 

Graduates of Lubbock High School per year
No record for unlisted years.

1909 - 10 1940 - 283 1960 - 411 1980 - 345 2000 - 557
1923 - 49 1941 - 280 1961 - 428 1981 - 377 2001 - 485
1924 - 77 1942 - 232 1962 - 438 1982 - 386 2002 - 540
1925 - 117 1943 - 332 1963 - 392 1983 - 406 2003-  571
1926 - 106 1944 - 321 1964 - 441 1984 - 400 2004 -
1927 - 171 1945 - 295 1965 - 587 1985 - 381 2005 -
1928 - 231 1946 - 343 1966 - 503 1986 - 367 2006 -
1929 - 308 1947 - 410 1967 - 534 1987 - 360 2007 -
1930 - 297 1948 - 427 1968 - 407 1988 - 368 2008 - 400
1931 - 258 1949 - 228 1969 - 421 1989 - 445 2009 - 419
1932 - 277 1950 - 317 1970 - 448 1990 - 404 2010 - 489
1933 - 248 1951 - 369 1971 - 471 1991 - 428  
1934 - 200 1952 - 345 1972 - 391 1992 - 336  
1935 - 216 1953 - 455 1973 - 364 1993 - 361  
1936 - 216 1954 - 478 1974 - 337 1994 - 405  
1937 - 278 1955 - 525 1975 - 369 1995 - 415  
1938 - 251 1956 - 338 1976 - 387 1996 - 450  
1939 - 275 1957 - 352 1977 - 325 1997 - 525  
  1958 - 352 1978 - 323 1998 - 564  
  1959 - 369 1979 - 343 1999 - 541

At the school's main entrance rides the cowboy, symbol of the Westerner.


1952

Westerner Way Handbook September, 1951



Floor Plan of LUBBOCK HIGH SCHOOL, 1954

1ST Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

1925 Lubbock Independent School District Roster

 

 

Grade School & Junior High Pictures

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Hi-D-Ho, Coach Pattison
& '30 - '40's Lubbock Photos

63rd Reunion Attendees

60th Reunion Pictures

60th Reunion Attendees

57th Reunion Pictures

57th Reunion Attendees

55th Reunion Attendees

 50th Reunion Attendees

50th Reunion Pictures

50th Reunion Panoramic
Picture of Attendees

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40th Reunion Pictures

Dark Suckers
R G Box's Hilariously Funny Theory!

1999 Class Reunion
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Dan Shipman's 50's - 80's Music

Additional Music

Mary Ann Munn's Old Time Radio Shows

Marilyn Bobo's Senior Moments

Go Ahead,
Make My Day!

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